At the age of six, a little girl named Harvey learns that her parents have died in a car accident. As she struggles to understand, a kindly social worker named Wanda introduces her to her only living relative: her uncle Jason, a disabled felon with a violent past and a criminal record. Despite his limitations - and his resistance - Wanda follows a hunch and cajoles Jason into becoming her legal guardian, convinced that each may be the other's last chance.
"A magnificent reader of a love story"
WordTheatre, the short story experts, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. Recorded live with many of the authors present, these nine exquisitely crafted stories explore the one topic that everyone knows something about: families. Whether through birth, adoption, or marriage, whatever the relationships, they provide rich fodder for our talented authors - at times amusing, at others, achingly painful.
Rebecca is young, lost, and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens—trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear. Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city’s past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about.
Eine kleine Bäckerei in Paris, mitten in den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Ein Soldat, dem in einem Akt der Güte das Leben geschenkt wird. Eine mutige junge Frau, die offene Arme hat für ein Neugeborenes ohne Namen. Und ein Autor, der die Geschichte dieser Menschen in einer wunderbar zarten, eleganten Prosa erzählt - und dabei die unglaubliche Wucht menschlichen Schicksals entfaltet.